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InterContinental Sydney, Sydney

5-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

Bayfront hotel with spa, near Circular Quay
  • Free WiFi
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  • The location was spectacular- a five minute walk to Circular Quay, the Botanical Gardens,…Mar. 22, 2020
  • Very good location. Bar and restaurant excellent. Rooms need to be refurbished.Mar. 15, 2020

InterContinental Sydney, Sydney

  • Room, 1 King Bed (Eastern Harbour)
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed (City Side)
  • Superior Room
  • Classic Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed (HARBOUR BRIDGE VIEW)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed (City Side, High Floor)
  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Eastern Harbour)
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds (City Side)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Opera House View)
  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Harbour Bridge View)
  • Club Room, 1 King Bed
  • Club Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Opera House View)
  • Signature Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Signature Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around InterContinental Sydney, Sydney


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Circular Quay - 1 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 7 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 17 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • Taronga Zoo - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) - 21 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Milsons Point Station - 21 min walk
  • Sydney North Sydney Station - 29 min walk
  • Martin Place Station - 8 min walk
  • St. James Station - 10 min walk
  • Wynyard Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 509 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 31 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Valet parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1851
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Odyssey Massage. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology.


Cafe Opera - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

InterContinental Sydney, Sydney’s small print

Also known as

  • InterContinental Hotel Sydney
  • InterContinental Sydney
  • Sydney InterContinental
  • Intercontinental Sydney Hotel Sydney
  • InterContinental Sydney Hotel
  • InterContinental Sydney Hotel
  • InterContinental Sydney Sydney
  • InterContinental Sydney Hotel Sydney


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Valet parking costs AUD 70.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 110.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 42 for adults and AUD 25 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 132 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for InterContinental Sydney, Sydney

  • Does InterContinental Sydney offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, InterContinental Sydney does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is InterContinental Sydney currently open?
    This property is closed from March 27 2020 to September 24 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at InterContinental Sydney?
    Yes. Self parking costs AUD 70. Valet parking costs AUD 70.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at InterContinental Sydney?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at InterContinental Sydney?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at InterContinental Sydney?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 3:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near InterContinental Sydney?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by InterContinental Sydney?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is AUD 132 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do near InterContinental Sydney?
    Recommended spots to visit include Circular Quay (1-min walk) and Government House (5-min walk), along with Sydney Opera House (7-min walk) and Royal Botanic Gardens (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,451 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great first stay!
I had a fantastic stay at the hotel, with a wonderful view. The breakfast was amazing as well with so many options. Delicious. I will definitely stay again. Thank you
Karen, ca1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Everything cost money
Overall us good , paid for premium but their window are so dirty , you won’t get any view at all
ca4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Should have a casual breakfast spot .
Denis, caRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good hotel, good location
We enjoyed our time in Sydney, the hotel is in a historic building and that gives it a certain character. the food was excellent and the room was comfy.
Daniel, ca5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Each and every one of the employers we encountered were friendly, efficient and anxious to ensure our wellbeing. Our stay was a pleasure.
Harold, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Hilton march stay
Just really gross to find a bathroom hair on tile wall but food and concierge were fabulous!
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hotel in Sydney that I have stayed in.
Lovely. Perfect.
Brendon, au1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Best location to start a cruise
Highly recommend this hotel. It’s location is central to most activities in Circular Quay, Sydney. lot to do before a cruise. Suggest you stay at least five days to relax and enjoy all the activities. Be sure to include A concert at Sydney Opera House and Taronga Zoo.
JOHN, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
The Intercontinental let us check in early to a spacious room. Perfect location with lots of nearby attractions.
ROBERT, us3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Will not repeat
So disappointed this time , it was our third time staying at this hotel , last time was 4 years ago, and the hotel has downgraded so much since our last stay. The staff service is perfect but the hotel is not a 5 star hotel in condition, the rooms looks so old and damaged and the bathroom the same , so we must say that we will not repeat
Francisco, us3 night trip

InterContinental Sydney, Sydney

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